2011 brought several important additions to our management team. In January, Steven H. Holtzman assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. In the same month, Douglas E. Williams, Ph.D., joined as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. After serving as Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Operations at Biogen Idec, Tony Kingsley was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations. At the start of 2012, we welcomed Kenneth DiPietro as our new Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
Led by Chief Executive Officer George A. Scangos, Ph.D., Biogen Idec has a strong management team that brings together years of industry experience.